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SOMETHING- . BUT 
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y— you MEAN 

ALL THE OTHERS 
WHO INHERITED 
YOUR MONEY 
ARE HERE? 






ALL OE THEM... THEY 
WANTED MONEY MOBE 
THAN LIES... f/OYY 
THEY HAVE NEITHER. 
GC.jOtN THEM... 



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Tghtins with the strength 
OF TEN men, nep tried to 

BREAK .AWAY PROM THE SLIMY 
CREATURES THAT WERE ONCE 
MEN, BUT IT WAS OF NO AVAIL... 
HE WAS PUSHED BODILYJNTO A 
£ELL- LIKE PIT.. 



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window smiling at the young 
man who passed, but mingled 
with the love in her eves 
was death) 



«EARS AFTER HIS DEPARTURE FRO/ 
THE VILLAGE OF WHITECLIFF, PAUL 
AMES FINALLY RETURNS HOME AND IS | 
GREETED AT THE DEPOT BY HIS TWIN. 
PETER AMES. 



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GREEN STREET! SILLY OF /ME, I KNOW... 
BUT THERE WAS A* GIRL THERE.. . A ROSA 
WELLS... I..'. WELL, FRANKLY I JILTED 
HER.' SHE DIED SOON AFTER... AND AS, 
GOSSIPS WOULD HAVE (T, SHE TOOK 
I HER OWN LIFE BECAUSE OF ME ! 



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PAUL JOINED HIS 
BROTHER'S BUSINESS..., 
ANO ONE EVENING. . 



THINK I'LL OO ALONG, 
PETBR... I'D LIKE TO TAKE 
TIME TO EXPLORE THE 
VILLAGE... IT'S BEEN A 
LONG TIME VOU KNOW... 



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, ESPECIALLY GREEN eTRMEZ.1 
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POOR ROSA WCLLS 

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...THAT GIRL IN THe WINOOW.' ' 

aeAuriFUL! anp sum seeMs to . 

Be SMILING AT Ate/ SURELY, 

it's Me, TneRe's no 
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HER TONIGHT, ILL T£LL , 

HER SO/ 



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BUT AGAIN THE SIGHT OF THE ' 
MYSTERIOUS GIRL MADE PAUL 
UNABLE TO SPEAK OF THE STRANGE 
LOVE THAT SMOLDERED WITHIN HIM.-- 



I CANT GO ON THIS WAY-- SHE SPEAKS 
TO ME WITH HER EYES— THEY TELL MB 
SHE DESIRES TO KNOW ME... RESPECTABLE i 
OR. NOT, TOMORROW EVENING I'LL 
SPEAK. TO HER/ 



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FEELING OF APPREHENSION CAME OVER 
HIM... A SINISTER SILENCE LIKE THAT 
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'YOUR MURDERED] 
.MAIDEN, PAUL? 



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WAS HERE IN J UPSET, I'D ACCUSE 

this very yI you of trying to 

SPOT. 1 I TELL I J PLAY A GRIM PRANK 
YOU I SAW J A ON ME, PAUL.' THIS 
HER BODY) f A WAS ROSA'S CHAMBER- 
NOW LET'S GO HOME' 



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IMAGINED IT... I 
SAW HER... I LOVED j 
HER AND NOW..- 

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W»J WORKIN3 TOO HARD 
MlM HERE, PAUL. A TRIP 

k TO THE CITY AGAIN MAY 
-__, DO YOU GOOD... 



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[fair... so 

k YOUNG...SO, 
LONELY 
LOOKING... JJ 



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...YOU ARE 
RIGHT PETER... 
I'LL GO AWAY 
AGAIN... AWAY 
FROM GREEN 
STREET... . 



GOOD. 1 NOW WHY 
DON'T YOU RETIRE, 
PAUL? YOU LOOK 
EXHAUSTED... 



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' PETER'5 SRAiN..- HE REACHED INTO HI5 JACKET POCKET 



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OP P/T ROSA'S CESCRIP770H \ 

PERFECTLY... BUT SHE /S ft. FOR HIS PiPE > RELAX MIS THOUGHTS/ BUT l! 
DEAD... IT COULDN'T j-' \ HIS FINGERS C LQSED ON A TINY METALLIC CT 

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AND IF YOU EVER. 
HEAR. OF AN"/-.. 
^AO^ EXPLANATION 
OF LAST NIGHT.. 



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OWN THE LANE KNOWN AS GREEN STREET... HIS 
FOOTSTEPS TATTOOED A MELANCHOLY CLATTER ON 
THE ANCIENT COBBLESTONES, KEEPING /MEASURE 
WITH THE POUNDING OF HIS HEART.. 




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I SAW THE CANDLE 
.WITH MY OWN EY6S ! 



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PRE- PLANNER THE HEAVY POOR SWUNG] 
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THIS 

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ROSA' NO- 

YOU'RE NOT REAL 
I PON'T BELIEVE 
.IT... KEEP AWAY... 



MY LOCKET, PETER. 
X SHOULDN'T HAVE 

Gfveu it ro you--- 

X WAMT IT AGAIN. 



WANT TO LOOK MY 

rBEST SO YOU'LL LOV£ j 
ms, peter... x must) 
have My locket..* 

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' X PON'T HAVE 
THAT CURSED 
LOCKET! I 
THREW IT 

away! 



BUTX MUST 
HAVE IT... IT 
WAS THE ONLY 
GIFT YOU EVE* 
GAVE M6..; 



SCREAM ECHOED DOWN GREEN STREET.. .A 
"TTl CRY OF DEAPLY TERROR THAT ROUSED THE TOWNS- 

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FOLK FROM THEIR HONEST SLUMBER ... IT WAS HOURS 
BEFORE PETER AMES WAS FINALLY LOCATEP,ANP] 
THEN HE WAS FAR BEYOND ANY EARTHLY AIO. .. 



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SECONP STRANGE 
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THAT BIT OF RIBBON 
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PERILOUS PACT 



By JOHN MARTIN 



AT THE phone, Luigi chafed impatiently. 
From, the other end of the wire came 
Bianca's words, pleading, pathetic. 

"You have forgotten me, Luigi. I know 
you have. I know you have !" 

Luigi stood there, scowjing into the 
mouthpiece of the phone. It was' hard to' 
know what! to say. 

"I have seen you with Carla, Luigi. But, 
Luigi, you promised yourself to me!" 

Still he said nothing. He ground his 
teeth. It was difficult, almost impossible, to 
reason with a woman. Even Carla, he knew, 
was difficult. Besides, he knew truth was 
on Bianca's side. But it had all happened 
so long ago! 

"Look, Bianca," he said finally. "What . 
happened when we were children can't mat- 
ter to us now that we're grown. You can see 
that, can't you?" He hesitated. There was 
silence on the other eni.- Hjr* gknced impa 
tiently at his wrist- watch. ^He had a date, 
he knew — not with Carla, but with a 
warehouse safe and a gun. "Bianca,^ . ." 
he began again. Then, he heard a click in 
the phone. She. had hung up. 

Breathing a sigh of relief, Luigi slammed 
the phone back on its base, picked up his 
hat, glanced carefully in the mirror and 
took the gun out of his bureau drawer. In- 
stantly, as a knock sounded on the door, a 
stab of fear, shot through him. He shot the 
weapon into his shoulder holster. 

"Come in," he said softly. In the slums 
a man had to speak quietly. Death' might lie 
at the end of a sharp word. 

The door opened and Guiseppe Barto, 
Biancp's brother, stood there. Like Luigi, he 
was a little over twenty-one, built slender 
and wiry, with dark, intense eyes, black 
wavy hair. He walked into Luigi's room. 

"You will not marry Bianca as you prom- 
ised T he asked quietly. . . 

"I just spoke to . . . Luigi began and 
stopped, a (chill hand laying itself on his 
heart. How could Guiseppe know he had 
finally refused his sister? It had been only 
a moment .... " . 

*Ho\r did you know?" he. said, 

tremulbasly. '- _ .-, _._ ., . 

Guiseppe smiled, his mouth tightening. 

■*I knew," he said. "It is not easy to hide 
things from me, Luigi. You knew'that when 
we were. boys. And, when we were boys did 
We not both sign a pact of friendship in 
blood? Did we not swear to be friends, for- 



ever? Did you not swear to marry none 
other than my sister, Bianca? Now you have 
taken up with Carla!" He spat in derision. 

Luigi shuddered. He knew how seriously 
the slums* took such pacts. But he also knew 
he had grown away from the slums and their 
petty crimesj. Guiseppe was still a stealer of 
trifles, as he had been when a boy. But 
Luigi — inwardly, Luigi smiled — had 
joined #|he bigger rackets. Now he even 
enjoyed" the protection of the local political 
boss. As he remembered that, his courage 
came back. He sneered at Guiseppe. - • 

"What shall a boy's act mean to a man?'' 
he demanded. He shook his head. "I am 
sorry, Guiseppe — and I mean no harm — 
but I am a man now, as you are. I want 
Carla, not Bianca! And I mean to live my 
own life, not the cheap life of these slums !" 

Guiseppe's face paled. His eyes snapped 
dangerously. *■'. 

"You know the price of a broken oath 
among our people?" he asked. 

"I know— the vendetta." 

"The vendetta! And you take it so. 
calmly!" 

"Because the vendetta is childish here in 
America,"- Luigi sard. "It is silly, inefficient. 
It Wastes good blood — as I once wasted 
blood myself." His eyelids lifted in sardonic 
amusement 

"The vendetta, then!" Guiseppe ground 
out. He turned on his heel and slunk out the 
door. 

COR AWHILE, Luigi stared after him, a 
look of bravado on his fa.ee, but a worm 
of. horror ^growing in his heart. Perhaps he 
had gone too far. he thought. But no . . . 
there were rumors about Guiseppe's family, 
bad rumors even here in the slums, things 
dark and sinister that were only hinted at. , 
At first, when they both were boys, Luigi 
had ignored them, for Guiseppe and Bianca 
were ever his close friends, but the rumors- 
persisted, though he could make neither head 
nor tail of them. It was as he had always 
thought.— he had grown away from the 
older things. This was America, in 3954, 
not dark, haunt-ridden Central Europe. Her* 
the sun shone and at night the streets, 
brightly lit. kept the terror of the gloomy 
hours at bay. 

It was best, he decided, that he have no 
contact with them. Besides, he knew where 



to seek* protection. A word from him and 
Guiseppe could be silenced. Outside it was 
getting dark. He felt for the security of the 
gun in its shoulder holster, went downstairs 
and out the door. 

t JJown slum streets strewn with garbage, 
alive with raucous humanity, Luigi passed 
quietly. In the distance loomed tne ware- 
house he had planned to rob, far down on 
the waterfront. From rumors he knew the 
old safe in its main office was easier to 
open than a tin can — and that it held a 
juicy. $25,000 in small bills. 

The streets became more and more 
deserted#as he neared the waterfront and the 
warehouse. The street lamps were soon 
almost drowned in the haze drifting in from 
off the bay. "Quickly circling the building, 
he made a rapid survey. There was no one 
hehind him. He had almost half-expected 
Guiseppe to have followed him. But there 
was no one. Two blocks away, a cop passed 
around a corner and was lost to view. 

Luigi -darted into the shadow of an alley. 
Travfci.Miig it quickly, he camefo a loading 
platform with a door leading from it into 
the warehouse. Often, while casing the job, 
he had seen the night watchman let himself 
in by that door. His heart pounding, he tried 
it. It swung open. Luigi let himself into the 
dark interior, flattening against the wall. He 
knew precisely where the office was — down 
the gQrridor and fifty feet to the left. Draw- 
ing his gun he. made. his way down the 
darkened corridor until he came to the bend 
in the passage. At. Jts end was the office 
door. Stopping, he- listened. There- wasn't 
a sound. *Luigi grjiuied crookedly. He would 
have no trouble opening the safe. To a man 
as skilled as he was, only time was impor- 
tant. He would have plenty of time to listen 
to the. fall of the tumblers. 

Abruptly, he* headed down the bend of 
the corridor. At that moment the office door 
opened. Luigi froze, his thoughts 'exploding. 

The watchman 1 

{\SCVi, TWICE, Luigi'sgun barked. The 
w watchman fell- against the door as Abe 
thunder of the weapon echoed and re-echoed. 
1 Lying on the floor. he fumbled in his jacket. 
Luigi paused, irresolute. Then he whirled as 
the other fired. An icy, numbing shock 
smashed down his neck. A sickening flood 
of warm red blood followed. With terror, 
Luigi knew his jugular vein "had been nicked 
— not severed, but cut badly enough to allow 
him to bleed to death quickly. Outside, a 
distant .police whistle sounded: bummonmg 
his strength he ran to the loading platform 
dodged down an alley and kept running nntil 
the warehouse was blocks behind. Then he 
changed course and ran across town. 

It was at the corner of a slum alley that 
Luigi lalterei He sawJte^e^t_wobbi?_iD 



front of him, then rise up like the further 
end of a see-saw. 'For one long moment he 
tried to. stay erect He tottered forward a 
few yards, then began crumpling. Before he 
blacked out, he started thinking: They'll 
■find me. They'll know I was shot. I'll hang, 
or I'll bvrn, I'll hang or I'll burn. Then 
oblivion came.' 

The first sound he heard when he woke 
•was a calm, friendly voice: 

"Feeling better? You're all right now." 

• He opened his eyes. He was in a hospital 
room. The nurse smiled. 

"You almost died. Looked like you tore 
your jugular vein on a nail. Fortunately, 
someone found you. You were rushed to the 
hospital. A friend donated blood." 

So he wasn't connected with the ware- 
house shooting. Luigi closed his eyes for a 
• moment in silent thanksgiving. He'd gotten 
away with it. But who was the friend who 
had given him his blood? 

"Yeah, yeah," he muttered. "It was an 
accident. You — you say a friend gave me 
his blood?" * 

"Yes, he's waiting to see you," the nurse 
said and went outside. 

A moment later, Luigi's eyes widened 
with shock as Guiseppe and Bianca came 
into the room. The nurse left, closing the 
door behind her. ; „- 

• Guiseppe came close to the bed. Both 
his and Bianca's eyes burned deeply like 
coals. They, stared down at Luigi. Luigi 
shuddered' .as Guiseppe laughed; With deep 
sarcasm Guiseppe began-to speak. 

"I hope you-wilLnot mind. I came as a 
friend after I had h|^4 about the 'accident' 
to give you blood." **■ 

"As a friend?" Luigi gasped. "But the 
vendetta . . . !" 

"The vendetta is over," Guiseppe said. "I 
made sure. of that by putting my blood in 
your veins. Yes, you will marry Bianca, now. 
You will be one of us. You will have to be 
one of us, Luigi — * or you will starve to 
death. Only we can protect you." 

"One — one of . youT' Luigi asked, 
brokenly. 

» "You have, no doubt* heard of the rumors 
about my family?" Guiseppe continued. 
"Yes, you have heard. Well, they are true, 
Luigi. We are a family of vampires. And 
noW, with my blood in your veins -»- you are 
a vampire, too!" 

Bianca gently took one. of Lujygfs hands 
and began to caress itl He staged up 'at her, 
knowing what would be "Ms 'tenibie lot now.: 
the long, endiess thirst of the living dead 
that only fresh warm Wood could quench. 
Then, Luigi began to laugh insanely. What 
a joke! Yes, he would many her. He would 
be tied to her forever, for Bianca Would 
know where warm, fresh, blood could be 

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WAS ALWAYS ON THE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE 
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TO SHOW (T... EVEN WHEN THEY 
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HE DoiSN'T BELIEVE ME.' NONE 
OF THEM PO.' THEY PROBABLY 
THINK -X MURPEREP JILL MYSELF/ 
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LIKE A NIGHTMARE... OH. 
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NO RIDDING THE HAND HELD OVER HIS FACE, 
SHUTTING OFF BREATH... FINALLY FRANK FEY'S 
HEAD WAS SMASHED AGAINST THE MARSLE 
MANTLE, AND WITHOUT A SINGLE CRY, HE 
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I TRIUMPH, WAS UNEXPECTEDLY SWEPT 
DOWNWARD BY ITS VICTIM'S DEATH- FALL. 
AND THE LICKING FLAMES LEAPED OUT. J 
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RV'S HUS0ANO WAS DYING,. Am CHANCE 
TO SAVE HIM WAS WORTH TRYING. NO /MATTER 
HOW FANTASTIC... WITHIN AN HOUR 
PREPARATIONS WERE UNQER WAV 
TO ROCKET HIM OFF THE EARTH..., 



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SEND ME A SIGN 
IF HE MAKES IT.. 




HE'D BETTER GET ABOARD! MARY. 

rLL START THE CONTROLS AND HELP 
YOU STRAP HIM IN. I HOPE HE 
JUPGED RIGHT ABOUT THE 
DISTANCE AND_ LOCATION ^zfftWi 
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38^TH A DEAFENING 
ROAR'OF POWER, THE GIANT 
ROCKET, AND ITS CREW OFONe,] 
CHARGES SKYWARD IN A BURST 
OF SUPERSONIC SPEED.. 




¥ THERE SHE IS.' THE GREEN PLANET ! NOW IP j 
WI CAN ONLY HOLD OUT TO REACH THERE' 
PERHAPS I'VE JUST BEEN KIODING MYSElP 
ALL ALON3... X WAS NEVER CERTAIN OP HUMAN 
BEINGS EXISTING THERE. . . WHAT'S TH/S? SOME- 
TH/A/G I'M UNPREPARED POP.' 
WEAPONS P/RECTEO 
ATMS' SO THERE 
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CRAFT BUFFETEP ABOUT |N THE UNEXPE 
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NAVIGATE... I'LL HAVE TO CRASH- LANO .' I SUPPOSE I 
HAVEN'T GOT MUCH TO LOSE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER;... MY 
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lUE SUPER- VEGETATE? SOIL PdCVIDEO 
i YIELDING CUSHION, THEREBY PRevENTING 
^COMPLETE DISINTEGRATION OF THE 
'ROCKET SHIP, AS A DEATH- LIKE S*OON 
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we watched his flight. 1 i any other 
iwhat shall we do with j planet is^>' 
him? ■ ■i** ! 1 welcome 
here! 



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HALT.' DO NOT HARM THE 
EARTH- MAN.' THERE ARE NO ] 
WEAPONS ON HIS CARRIER.'; 
PERHAPS HE HAS 
SOMETHING TO 
OFFER US! 



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'G"EKET1NGS. 1 
Art JAPO. YOU 
WERE TAKEN 
FROM VOUR 
CARRER. t 

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FOR A GOOO 
REASON. JADo! . 
I WAS DYING.' < 
BUT I PEEL FINE 
.NOW! IT'S TRUE-. 
THERE'S NO 
DEATH WERE* 



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' NO. THERE I* NO EARTH- Yw- WHY, TWOS* 

_LIKE DEATH AS WE HAVE PEOPLE ARC 

^ STUDIED FROM YOUR /ROOTED TO 

PLANET. STILL WE /THE GROUND,, 

, DO NOT EXIST jf JU STL IKg 

. POREVER IN ^ TREES! TELL 
A MORTAL FORM J ME, WERE THEY 
* LOOK ! J^\ ONCB MORTAL*, 

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YES. AFTER MUCH LIVING TIME 
WE RETURN INTO THE GROUND , 
THAT GAVE US OUR LIFE. IT IS 
SOMETHING WE #NNOT 
» OVERCOME, MUCH- LIKE YOUR 
)> __ PEATH! 

"tree- 
people •' IT'" 

DREADFUL ! 



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that is why my people 

ATTACK. ROCKETS THAT 
SEEK TO LAND HERE.,.. 
TO PROTECT 
STRANGERS.' 



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WHATMAN BE 
DONE TO 
AVOID SUCH 
A PATE; 
JADO? 



THERE IS NO 
ESCAPE FROM J 
CHOLORS... ; 

FOR AMYOt/C 



EARTH- MEN DON'T GIVE] 
'UP SC EASILY, JADO! I'M 
GOING TO LEAVE THE 
GREEN PLANET AND 
I'M TAKING YOU 
WITH ME. 



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MY CARRIER 
ISN'T AS DAMAGED 
AS I EXPECTED 
I'M CERTAIN WE'LL 
BE ABLE TC GET 
IT TO PLY AGAIN 






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MY PEOPLE WOULD 1 

ROOT ME BEFORE 
[MY TIME IP THEY 
1 CAUGHT ME TRYING , 

TO DESERT 

CHOLORS .' 



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QUIVERS PRO* r-e 

concussion op rrs own' 

DETONATION ANC NCSeS 
UPWARO>.-.SuRPRlS€D B> 

such a Mcvm. -rwe 
H6©pl» or cxcicrs- 

AM UNB«IPJ«rp TCv 
ATTACK fVW ^CAPSR*- 

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WAS DECIDED A FEW DAYS LATER THAT KlP 
WOULD RESUME HIS STUDY OP CHOLORS WITH 
JADO'S ASSISTANCE. .. HE HAD A DRIVING URGE 
TO LEA- N MORE OF THE PLANET WHERE I 

DEATH TOOK ON SUCH A MYSTERIOUS COUNTER- 
PART. . ■ 



DON'T GO, MARY! 
I'VE BEEN AWAY 
FROM YOU TOO 
LONG AS IT IS. 1 
I WANT YOU 
MY SIDE... 




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JKft PLANET RENEWED 

Ikip's life, therefore. 
he is mine! 





•IP'S STUDY OP CHOI.ORS PLANET 
WASN'T TO BE ABANDONED BECAUSE 
OP JAOO'S CONDUCT, AND ONE DAY 
HE SAW A MOST UNUS 



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CONTACTED 
YOUR PEOPLE 
THEY SEEM 
TO BE 
SENDING A 
MESSAGE! 






'*CVO«6i% WHiCn 
BLEACHES V&3ETA6S.E 
MATTER. BEFORE IT 
HAPiPLY K1U-S m 

mao seized THE 

PCAIWS-TGIBU A KO 
•HE AACSB 
UMESCAPA&te 

BAaTH-pe«yu„ 



WK-J HAVfcNT I PAID 
CLOSER ATTENTION 
TO HER? SHE MUST 
HAVE BEEN FADING 
DAILV. • . AND * NEVER 
NOTICED- 



YOU 

MUST 

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SOME- 
THING 
KIP! 



yOU' Re RiOHT.' *~N 
COME WITH ME, MARY 
AND WE'LL PREPARE 
THE ROCKeT SHIP- 
THEN GET HERJNTO 

IT AS OUICKLV AS 









i. RECORDS OF CHOfcORS, THE GREEN 
PLANET, WHERE DEATH TAKES ON STRANGE 
FORMS, WERE DESTROYED IN THE LAST FEW 
MINUTES A CHOLORS MAIDEN SPENT ON 
EARTH. .-IT WAS HER FINAL JUDGMENT THAT 
THE TWO PLANETS WERE NOT MEANT TO JOIN 
IN SCIENCE... AND WHO CAN SAY THAT SHE _ 
WAS WRONG, FOR. SHE KNEW MORE O F BOTH M 
PLACES THAN ANY LIVING MORTAL J J~~ •- 

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7382 DUNDAS ST. W., 

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IN CANADA: 2382 Dundas St. W„ 
Toronto, Ont., Canada. 

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NAME '. _ 

ADDRESS 

STATE 

CITY PROV 

Q It you remit in full with this coupon, we 
will pay all delivery charges. I enclose 



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